Sustainability Platform

Incorporating sustainable features into our communities supports the ACC mission of delivering premier student housing. This commitment promotes healthy, comfortable and marketable student living environments. Our dedication to these principles extends beyond our employees to our residents and partner institutions. The long-term value generated by operational efficiency benefits us as company and our stakeholders.

New Property Development

We conceive ACC student communities with an eye toward sustainability:

    • Site Planning and Circulation Minimize heat loads and facilitate natural ventilation through site planning. Situate communities on or in close proximity to campuses, emphasizing pedestrian and bicycle circulation and minimizing vehicular impact.
    • Integrated Design Process Employ energy models for systems analysis to lower environmental effects while increasing operational efficiencies and long-term savings.
    • Building Specifications and Designs Apply innovative design principles to conserve water and energy, protect indoor air quality and create healthy living spaces.
    • Materials Selection Utilize regional and recycled products and responsible waste management processes to conserve valuable resources.

Existing Properties

We continually evaluate and refine sustainability standards in our existing communities:

    • Leverage Our Experience Implement best practices established in the development of new communities to older properties.
    • Capital Improvement Program Enhance the efficiencies, durability or replacement of existing materials and systems.

Education and Behavior

We promote green living to our people and residents, leading by example:

    • Educate Inform and engage our people on sustainable behaviors and community involvement.
    • Empower Enable our people to create lasting value through sustainable practices, opportunities and solutions.
    • Inspire Use sustainable community features and programs as residential teaching aids.

Commitment to LEED®

ACC provides our university partners with innovative and practical methods for improving the sustainability of each proposed project and has extensive experience building LEED certified projects across the country. Using an approach that integrates design and technical considerations, ACC develops solutions that meet the project’s budgetary requirements while maintaining environmental integrity.

LEED GOLD


ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
Barrett Honors College, 2009

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
Camino del Sol, 2010
Puerta del Sol, 2010

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY
University Pointe at College Station, 2012

SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY
North Campus Village, Opening Fall 2013

LEED SILVER


UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA
Frear Hall, 2008

UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
Casas del Rio, 2012*

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
ASU West Dining Facility, 2012
Manzanita Hall, Opening Fall 2013*

CUNY–COLLEGE OF STATEN ISLAND
Dolphin Cove, Opening Fall 2013*

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY
Lakeside Graduate Community, Opening Fall 2014*
Stanworth Commons, Opening Fall 2014*

USC–HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS
Graduate Student Community, Opening Fall 2015*

LEED CERTIFIED


UNIVERSITY OF NEW MEXICO
Lobo Village, 2011

CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY
Euclid Commons, 2011

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
The Callaway House Austin, 2013

*Targeting